The Naz, for your Lord Buckley pleasure!

"What you say, Jack? How's everything, daddy? Yeah, say, he going to preach again today I guess he is going to preach again."

"Yeah, but the cat ain't no real preacher. The cat ain't no real -"

"He may not be no real preachin' cat to you but he - I dig what the man's putting down. Hey, hey, wait, wait a minute - here he come now. Look out there. Yeah."

Yeah - here I is again. There's me - and there's you. And I dig all you cats out there whippin' and wailin' and jumpin' up and down and suckin' up that fine juice and pattin' each other on the back and tellin' each other who the greatest cat in the world is:

Time has no Value

 Time is running out

Time to get ready

Time to fix it

Time to let go

Time to go

Time will tell

Time is on your side

Time is not on your side

Time ran out

Time to leave

Time to stop

Time heals everything

Time has only the value you give it

Time is the fourth dimension along the side of three spatial dimensions. The physical nature of time, which is an oxy-moron in itself since time is not physical, and the very reason we are so enamored with it.

Deep down, we know science and religion can only explain so much, and the rest is left to interpretation and truth.

What is the truth?

Well, Steven Hawkins was a genius because he picked theoretical physics, cosmology, and anything else that can not be proved much like  Einstein, Jung, Freud, etc....

Oh, and yes...who ever fucking wrote the bible. Those pricks were the best cons of all time. Money pours into church this day! 

All they need to say is everything you do that is not for God is a sin and you will be punished.

But if you pay 9.99 today in the basket and do some fake praying hand gestures, you are good to go!

Life is not short, nor long

To measure a life by the ticking hands of a clock would be a silly thing.

Every soul born

Every soul passed

Every moment lived

How are these measured by time?

A Penny Saved, is just a Penny!

Suze Orman can suck it! 

Ridley Scott Blames Apathetic Millennials For ‘The Last Duel’ Bombing?

Oh Fuck Independent News:

Where is the signed Ridley Scott petition?

Here is their bullshit ad free!

Maybe we, as a culture, don’t deserve good things. For years, we have lamented the creative inertia of the modern blockbuster – the over-abundance of vapid spectacle, CGI superheroes and “known IP” that has all but squeezed high-budget adult filmmaking out of the market entirely. So when a film like The Last Duel comes around, it should have been an oasis in the desert.

A medieval triptych directed by Ridley Scott, the film follows the real-life story of Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), two noblemen who dueled to the death in 14th-century France after Carrouges’s wife Marguerite (Jodie Comer) accuses Le Gris of rape.

The same events are told three times, with each of the film’s segments being introduced as “The truth according to [Carrouges/Le Gris/Marguerite]”. The film’s three stars are all terrific, with each turning in a carefully distinct performance. The duel itself is brutal, and utterly gripping. The script is deft in how it re-contextualizes events, neatly omitting scenes which could have corroborated or contradicted parts of other characters’ accounts.

There’s no equivocating about the sexual violence at its centre, though: in its moral message, The Last Duel is loud and unambiguous. And yet this quite brilliant, unapologetically adult-oriented film has recouped less than a third of its $100m (£75m) budget since its release in October. It’s one of the biggest flops of Scott’s career.

Those who championed the film have scrutinized the failure on social media, with many suggesting that Disney’s marketing campaign was at fault. (The Last Duel was greenlit by Fox before the studio merged with Disney in 2019; some claimed that the film’s adult subject matter would have been at odds with the Disney brand.) Too few people were informed of what the film was about, people claimed – or that it even existed at all. Speaking to Marc Maron on the WTF podcast this week, Scott stridently backed the studio, averring that Disney “did a fantastic promotion job”, and that “the bosses loved the movie”, despite his concerns that it was “not for them”. Instead, Scott pinned the blame squarely on millennials. “I think what it boils down to,” he said, “what we’ve got today, [are] the audiences who were brought up on cellphones. The millennia kids do not ever want to be taught anything unless you’re told it on a cellphone.”

There are plenty of holes to pick in this slightly incoherent notion; not least that “millennial” is not the byword for young, tech-addled poseur it used to be. The youngest millennials are nearly in their late twenties. The oldest are already 40. Millennial s are no longer your hipster nephew; they’re your cheugy aunt. What’s more, millennials have also been some of the loudest champions of The Last Duel on social media – if anything, they are exactly who this #MeToo-inflected film resonated most strongly with.

The real reasons for The Last Duel’s box office death are, in all probability, much more banal. There’s the pandemic, for one thing, from which the film industry has yet to fully recover. And, while it’s true that many people doubtless eschewed the cinema release to wait for its prompt arrival on Disney Plus (next week), medieval dramas aren’t exactly a booming genre right now. Plus, the film’s sexually violent subject matter was clearly going to put some people off.

Added to that, The Last Duel was rated “18” by the BBFC (“R” in the US) – something that tends to put a ceiling on any movie’s commercial viability. It was also released the same week as the latest instalment in the slasher franchise Halloween Kills and the Venom sequel. Then there’s the inescapable fact that No Time to Die arrived in cinemas just two weeks earlier and was still monopolizing screens everywhere; Dune came out one week later. The idea that a $100m epic from Scott and Damon would be unable to compel more than a couple of showings per day in a multiplex seems inconceivable, but given the competition, that was, in many places, the case.

Nevertheless, it would be wrong to completely dismiss Scott’s millennial remark as simply an “old man yells at cloud” moment; perhaps there is some truth to the fact that younger generations aren’t buying what he’s selling. Some critics and social media commenters criticized the film’s depiction of rape, and questioned Scott’s prerogative to tell such a story (it’s worth noting that the film was written by Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener). I would argue that this is a specific kind of bad-faith reading of a film that is particularly prevalent among online millennials. In this case, it’s one that fails to properly acknowledge Holofcener’s contribution, and one that diminishes the progressive sensibility of Scott’s own oeuvre, which includes Alien and Thelma & Louise.

Yesterday saw the release of another film by Scott: the maximalist fashion biopic House of Gucci. Whether he knows it or not, it’s a film that’s got “millennial” written all over it, from the casting of Lady Gaga to the true-crime premise to the way that its mere trailer was immediately broken down and regurgitated into Twitter memes. Perhaps Scott’s got his finger on the Gen Y pulse more than he lets on. But when you make a film as good, and substantial as The Last Duel, and barely anyone goes to see it, you have a right to be annoyed. That’s the truth according to Ridley Scott.

Is it truth Ridley?

American Airlines! ATX Crew Sucks! Chicago Crew Sucks!

I thought paying first class was a win-win...

I pay double for a first class flight, knowing it was not really first-class but a reduced rate to help American Airlines keep afloat and I get some extra leg room.

But, I and the others who payed double for first-class quickly discovered we were on a list.

A list that made sure you were treated in a very specific way.

If you asked for a low carb meal, you were sure to get a high carb vegan, gluten -free cracker box meal.

Wanted a beer? They had only White Claw to offer.

After all we have been through, locked up for a year.... all I wanted to do was help, and the attitude I got from ATX American Airlines staff? 
Dicks! Total Dick behavior!

The only saving grace for American Airlines was Chicago - just kidding they sucked too.

Brilliant and sweet, and did not have an attitude stuck up their arse? Haha Ha Haaaa lol...fuck you, they totally did.
American Airlines knack for hiring the failures from every hospitality college is unprecedented. 
Someone needs to hire these pricks and glad it is not an animal shelter.


I am sorry you think my sadness is about the holidays

I can never make up for being the shitty Mother to you. But I would like to try and do not know how, so I have money and I want you to have every bit of it.

I. don't need anything in this fucking world except for one thing.... Your happiness.

I love you more than my own life.

please, grant me one wish...I will take care of your Grandmother, and take on her sinking ship, as long as you promise me, you will never get too close to her current. She will only drag you under.

never, ever will I stop looking over you and cherish the amazing person that you are.

, Not a goodbye letter Boo. Just a Xmas letter to pack away in an old LL Bean Jacket for the next gen to find and see how much love there was:) XOXO Mom

No matter where I move...

There I am to follow.

I may not have the house, the closets, or the attic, but they still have me.
Buried under twenty years of dust and dirt are the memories that creep in, every time I open that storage door.

The flood of dread that fills my soul is almost unbearable.
The very worst and the very best all packed tightly together in a 10 x 20 in a sad and dark area of town.
This year is harder than most. It was the year my house would have been paid off.
And I realize, I have been trying to start over for two decades now.
And now that it is finally moving into the light, I can't shake of the chill of the past.

Not even a bonfire constructed of all of that house held will burn bright or warm enough to escape.

But, at least I will never have to open that storage door again and feel like I am drowning in a cruel past.